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Washington Photo Safari

A Whole New Way To See DC

Aerial Photography with Drones: Getting High With Your Camera!

Learn basic photography theory along with its applications
for drone/aerial photography.

Sony Menus Made Simple

Learn how to navigate the menus on your Sony Camera!

Full Moonrise from the Skydome

Photograph the DC skyline with the full moon
and light trails on I-395 from the warmth of the Skydome

Outsmarting Your Smartphone ad D.C.'s Monuments

Learn to use your smartphone to photograph the iconic ,
monuments and memorials on the National Mall!

Monuments & Memorials

Learn how to take great pictures before you go
on that expensive trip! Learn how to use your
camera in the field, not in a classroom.

Pick a Focus for Your Photo Safari

Upcoming Safaris

Fun. Joy. Pride.

Taking good pictures is fun, makes you happy, and fills you with pride over the memory you have just created.  And now, with cell phones and cameras equipped with Wi-Fi, it is easier than ever to immediately share these images with friends and family.

Established in 1999, Washington Photo Safari™ is one of the nation’s leading providers of photography training field trips. We offer over 150+ unique itineraries, with two-hour, half-day, and full-day DC photo tours every week, all year long. These sessions are for photographers at any skill level with any kind of camera, digital or film.

See. Click. Learn.

That’s what we do for you at Washington Photo Safari. We help you see images in a new way, take you to new places, and help you improve your composition.

Then we guide as you click with any camera, whether it be your cell phone or a complex DSLR, helping you use all the features you paid for on your camera. And, yes, we give smartphone-friendly photo tours!

Finally, we review the pictures you have just taken, helping you learn from your mistakes, and giving you hands-on instruction as you retake the photos. We prefer to do this in the field, not in a classroom so that you learn by doing.

WPS is Proud to be Highly Rated Across Review Platforms!

Highly Recommend!

I signed up for Washington Photo Safari to learn basic photography. I wanted to have fun doing it so I signed up and I made a great decision. David, the tour guide, knows photography and knows how to teach it and practices what he teaches. On top of that, he's lived in DC for 45 years and knows the city and will share all of its secrets with you.

– Austin G., Yelp!
Great Fun

If you are visiting DC this is a great way to see the sights and learn a little bit about your camera and take home some great memories. It's also a great way for locals to take an afternoon and low down and relax! David is a great host and very personable and is willing to share his knowledge for photographers of all skill levels.

– Jeff S., TripAdvisor
Georgetown Glow

David was a great guide! You can tell he has a passion for photography, and patient when it comes to teaching. I am an experienced photographer, but I even learned a trick! Thanks, David! My friend and I definitely had fun taking pictures in Georgetown. The Safaris in DC are worth every penny and I would highly recommend them to others!

– Joanna C., TripAdvisor
Great Safari

My daughter & I learned a lot about taking photos and all the great features of our cameras. David was great working with both of us, her being a novice and me who started back in the days of film. Highly recommend and already thinking about what class to take next.

– Chris P., Facebook
For ALL Skill Levels!

I have been taking different workshops over the years with WPS as beginner, now 15 years later, as an enthusiast. They cater to all range of photographers, and each time I learn something new. David Luria and the staff are great and they know all the best spots.

– Behdad A., Great Falls, VA on SWELL
Wonderful Experience!

Though I have some photography experience, I still learned more than I expected. David was very thorough, provided excellent direction and we had an enjoyable time seeing the monuments through new eyes. I highly recommend.

– Maria H., Yelp!

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2024, Washington Photo Safari is a member agency of Events DC, a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award winner
and a Runner Up (2nd Place) in the Best of DC 2019.